Effie Miri, Ph.D., LMHC, Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Miri’s journey through life has taken her from being born and raised in Tehran, where she also worked, before living and working in New York City for the past 40 years until she joined Psychological Healthcare in Syracuse.

She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, her MA degree in Behavior Experimental Psychology from Western Michigan University and her clinical work at Rockland Psychiatric Hospital combined with school psychology at City University of New York. She has worked as a full-time and adjunct professor. She has also done clinical work with a diverse population of cultural and multi-lingual clients in an individual, group, family, and couple therapy setting, evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and adults with Autism, ADHD, Child Behavior Disorder, inter-familial sexual and physical abuse/trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, Bi-polar, and personality disorders. Her work included close coordination with the psychiatrists on patients’ medication needs.

Dr. Miri’s approach is the client centered psychotherapy using CBT, somatic sensorimotor body based approaches where each client is examined as a unique individual with all the special physical, psychological, social, emotional characteristics developed within her/his familial, parental and cultural contexts.